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Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Our vision for diversity and inclusion is to integrate diversity strategically into all business practices and improve the company's use and awareness of multicultural competencies. This strategy will allow us to continue our long history of effective response to a diverse and ever-changing market. We define diversity as appreciating, valuing and capitalizing on individual differences. We encourage the inclusion of all attributes that make individuals different from others such as:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Nationality
  • Religious Beliefs
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Disability
  • Parental Status
  • Individual Traits such as - Career Experience - Personal Abilities - Socio-Economic Status - Personality Characteristics

Diversity Initiatives

  • Market - Increase a diverse pool of producers to enhance our competitive position in current and new markets
  • Health Disparities - Identify metrics to isolate health disparities in our members
  • Provider - Encourage ongoing cultural competency opportunities for our provider network
  • Employee - Identify corporate recruitment, retention and promotion opportunities to maximize divesity
  • Supplier - Encourage contracting opportunities to qualified, responsive and responsible vendors that reflect our market and customer base.
  • Benefits - Coordinate efforts to respond to the benefit needs of the market

Contact Information
Kellie S. Irving
Director, Diversity Programs
225.298.7447
Kellie.Irving@bcbsla.com

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